A final set of pics from Milan design week: this time, paired with T Rex’s beautifully absurd lyrics by GIANLUIGI RICUPERATI.
The week of Salone Del Mobile.Milano is done. It’s time for isolation and memories, and there’s nothing better than an old T.Rex song, one of the peaks in Marc Bolan’s eternal quest for the perfect pitch of epic sexy: “Mambo Sun“.
I paired up a stanza (or two verses) of these beautifully absurdist lyrics with a selection of fun pictures from various corners of the Salone.
Salone Mambo, to be read and heard out loud, in sequence.
Get it on!
Beneath the bebop moon / I want to croon with you
Beneath the Mambo Sun / I got to be the one with you
My life’s a shadowless horse / If I can’t get across to you
In the alligator rain / My heart’s all pain for you
Girl you’re good / And I’ve got wild knees for you / On a mountain range / I’m Dr. Strange for you
Upon a savage lake / Make no mistake I love you / I got a powder-keg leg / And my wig’s all pooped for you
With my heart in my hand / I’m a hungry man for you / I got stars in my beard / And I feel real weird for you
Beneath the bebop moon / I’m howling like a loon for you / Beneath the mumbo sun / I’ve got to be the one for you
Gianluigi Ricuperati is an author and the creative director of Domus Academy. He discussed the self-driving car in 032c Issue 28, and earlier sent us a piece of visual reportage on the first day of design week, and a set of books of which the week reminded him.